James Harris, M.D. attended Indiana University as an undergraduate and a graduate where he earned his medical degree. He then had a private practice specializing in Internal Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana and was also an electrocardiographer consultant in Internal Medicine at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, Indiana.
After leaving private practice he became associate and then Medical Director for American United Life Insurance Company in Indianapolis until he retired in 2000.
Dr. Harris has published a number of medical articles and was an active member of the Indianapolis and American Medical Associations as well as the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America where he was a member of the Executive Council. He also served the Sertoma Charities with distinction.
During his time as a medical director, he did considerable traveling, giving lectures and visiting other companies in the same field. This is mainly when he discovered how humor and laughter keep us all sane and feeling reasonably well. He then moved to the Phoenix area for eight years, which he considers his eight years of “heaven.” Dr. Harris and his wife, Karen, are now “back home in Indiana.” He keeps busy with traveling and likes spending time with his wife doing gardening and church activities. Since their seven children live all over this great land of ours, they have ample opportunity to travel and visit their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Doc feels humor and laughter make you happy, while these funny bones have the benefit of improved stress, enhancement of the immune system and physiologic actions which promote healthiness while combating illness. Within this book are messages about humor and laughter and how you can find happiness, health and a long life.
Andy Dzurinko, CLU, ChFC, grew up in the once-thriving steel town of Monessen, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. From the time he played in the local Midget Football League, sports have always played a big part in Andy’s life. He was an All-State lineman for Monessen High School that won a conference championship in 1960 and then went on to Bucknell University where the Bisons won the Lambert Cup, symbolic of Eastern small college football supremacy, in Andy’s senior year. For his many athletic accomplishments, he was inducted into Pennsylvania’s MidMonValley All Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Commissioned a Second Lieutenant, he served two years of active duty with the U.S. Army Infantry Intelligence, including a tour in Vietnam. Returning to civilian life, he earned a Master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh where he began a 10-year coaching career that took him to Williams College and Brown University before entering the insurance industry in 1978.
Andy was Director of Training and Regional Vice President of Agencies for American United Life Insurance Company in Indianapolis before relocating to Arizona in 1988 to become a General Agent and personal producer for AUL. He has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table and the National Quality Award and been accredited as a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant by The American College.
While his playing and coaching days are behind him, Andy maintains an active workout regimen and ran in his first marathon at the age of 56. While serving as Executive Director of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Health,
Physical Fitness, he received the Outstanding Council Member Award from the National Association. Always willing to give back to his community with such groups as Grand Canyon State Games and the National Football Foundation, he has headed up the Frank Kush Youth Foundation for the past 17 years.